San Diego Comic Con 2017: ChetArt table in the Small Press area, table O-01. 2017 was a great year in San Diego for us thanks to the great support of everyone who came by to purchase and visit. Thank you all for the fantastic time! Here are some highlights of the show floor with exhibits and cosplay.
Preview night! Jeffrey Vaca presented me with a vintage game cartridge version of my Parzival’s Quest artwork that I created in tribute to Ready Player One. Thank you Jeffrey, for the wonderfully creative gift!
Another great highlight of the show was a visit from Cory Doctrow. Cory has been a great supporter over the years, highlighting several of my projects on boingboing. Thank you for taking the time to come by for the visit, Cory!
Gallery 1988 presents “30 Years Later,” an art show celebrating movies released in 1987. My contribution titled “Predator Tin Toy” pays tribute to “Predator” as a black light tin toy version of the movie’s monster. (Note that the Yautja letters below the chest TV spell out “Dutch.”
A selection of goods created by Chet Phillips is now available at Parts & Labour, located at 1704 South Congress Ave. in Austin, TX .Very happy to be included among the great group of local artists represented in this wonderful shop. If you’re in Austin, Chet it out!
Find ChetArt at San Diego Comic Con 2017 in the Small Press section, table O-01 on the aisle right across from Oni Press.
This year at the ChetArt table there will be an abundance of Matchbox art prints, the “Monster Zen” book and a selection of prints from the book, “Imaginary Friend Field Guide” book, new vinyl stickers and greeting cards.
Each book is hand bound in a Japanese style with a variety of Chiyogami paper labels and ribbons. Measures 9.25″ wide x 8.5″ tall. Covers are 100 lb cover stock and pages are printed on 80lb glossy text. Japanese chop translating to “Chet” and artist signature on the inside back cover.
Monsters included in the book: Godzilla Xenomorph Alien Shelob Spider-Lord of the Rings Cthulhu Pacific Rim Kaiju Mothra and Rodan Mars Attacks Martian Actor in Godzilla Suit Predator Ghostbusters Gargoyle Dog Gremlin Werewolf Six Headed Demon Terminator Mechagodzilla Godzilla vs. King Kong
Black Light sensitive prints with a tin toy theme. Each print has been hand inked details using fluorescent inks. Each measures approx. 11″ x 17″ on 13″ x 19″ sheet. Rocket Raccoon, Cthulhu, Mechagodzilla and Godzilla available in the Etsy shop.
Gallery 1988 (West) presents a collection of artwork inspired by the horror master Stephen King. My contributions pay tribute to Firestarter and Christine with Matchbox art labels. Along with signed matted prints, my framed pieces incorporation faux matchboxes and matches (wooden dowels and red sculpey.) Reception is Friday night May 5th and items available in the online shop with link provided below.
Display spin racks are ready for upcoming shows. A selection of 60+ prints that emulate the feel of vintage matchbox labels pay tribute to a variety of pop culture characters and objects. Each display is topped with a giant matchbox, complete with matches. Look for these soon at: FanExpo Dallas, Comicpalooza and Alamo City Comic Con.
The ChetArt Blue Genie Art Bazaar booth is ready for shoppers!
The 2016 Blue Genie Art Bazaar is an Austin, TX tradition. The event opens on Black Friday/November 25th at 10AM and will be open from 10AM-10PM every day forward until Christmas Eve (6PM.) With almost 200 artist’s spaces filled with local and handmade goods, this is an event well worth attending for all your fun and unique holiday gifts. This year Blue Genie will be at a new and beautiful location- 6100 Airport Blvd. across from ACC Highland.
Inspired by vintage matchbox art designs, this new series explores the look and feel of matchbox advertising with pop culture characters, mythology and more. Each is presented as a matted 5″ x 7″ signed print perfect for framing.